Why Rent a Bus in Seattle?
If you’re planning to visit Seattle or you're planning a group event around the city, you’ll need to lock down how you’ll be traveling. Choosing the best mode of transportation depends on factors like your group size and itinerary. Thankfully, Seattle has a few options for you to choose from.
- Public transportation: Seattle has a robust public transportation system with several agencies serving the area. Collectively, the Seattle metro area has a bus system, light rail, monorail, streetcar, ferry, and water taxi. Fares usually start around $1-3 per ride, depending on the type of public transport you choose. Using Seattle public transit can be an affordable way to travel for groups, but you may have a hard time navigating the system if you’re out-of-towners.
- Taxis and rideshare services: Hailing a taxi or rideshare services like Uber or Lyft is one of the easiest ways to travel to destinations like SEA Airport. Both modes of transportation can be called when and where you need them. Rideshares and taxis are also usually private rides, making them good options for travelers who don’t want to deal with the crowds and hassles associated with public transport. Large groups of travelers may have to hail more than one taxi or rideshare to accommodate your group’s size.
- Private Seattle charter bus rental: A private bus rental can be one of the best ways to travel for groups on a tight schedule or those with a large number of passengers. Shofur bus rental services are customized to your exact schedule, and you’ll be paired with a model that’s suited to your passenger count. You can reserve a sprinter van, minibus, or charter bus rental with premium amenities like WiFi and TVs. Groups traveling on a tight budget may find that traveling by charter bus rental can get expensive. Although renting a bus in Seattle can be an expensive way to travel, it is the most convenient and comfortable option for big groups.
Seattle Wedding Shuttle Bus Rentals
Seattle’s bayfront location makes it the perfect setting for a beautiful wedding ceremony. The last thing you’ll want to worry about on your wedding day is whether your guests will have to deal with traffic in popular neighborhoods like SoDo and Capitol Hill. If you’re hosting your wedding in a trendy downtown Seattle venue, you may want to organize day-of transportation for your guests.
A wedding shuttle bus rental can eliminate unnecessary stress for the soon-to-be newlyweds and guests. Couples or wedding planners won’t have to worry about last-minute calls from frantic guests who can’t find parking in busy Seattle neighborhoods. Have your guests hop on a shuttle bus rental and they can get off right at your venue with a pro driver handling the roads at all times.
Along with day-of shuttle transportation, Shofur can also take on these wedding-related events:
- Bachelor and bachelorette parties
- Bridal showers
- Rehearsal dinners
Employee Shuttles for Work Events & Business Conferences
Whether you’re organizing a corporate meeting at the Grand Hyatt Seattle or you need an employee shuttle to your Seattle office, we’ll make sure everyone travels in comfort and style. Shofur offers professional transportation that can be suited for small groups of executives or hundreds of conference attendees headed to Washington State Convention Center. Our professional bus rentals include compact sprinter vans for shuttle service, full-sized coaches for long-distance or large-scale travel, and everything in between to cater to the needs of each business group.
Each Seattle bus rental can include amenity options like reclining seats, WiFi, power outlets, and even on-board restrooms on large models. We’ll also find a professional, experienced driver for your business trip who will keep your team of professionals traveling according to schedule.
Here are just a few of the business centers Shofur can help your business group navigate:
Washington State Convention Center
Address: 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 694-5000
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Address: 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 441-6666
Sporting Event Transportation in Seattle
Athletes and coaches know that traveling to away games can be tough when you don’t have the type of transportation you need. Renting a van or carpooling just doesn’t cut it when you’re traveling long distances with a lot of equipment. A private bus rental will give your team all the space you need as you travel from Seattle for your next away game. Reserve a bus rental for your sports team with plenty of legroom, storage space, and even additional amenities like WiFi, TVs with DVD players, and power outlets.
Shofur can also help sports fans travel to games to support their favorite Seattle teams. Whether your Seahawks fan club needs a ride to Lumen Field or your Mariners supporters need transportation to T-Mobile Park, Shofur has a bus rental option for you. Leave the gameday transportation up to a professional driver so your entire group of fans can focus on getting hyped for the game ahead.
Cheer on your top Seattle team at these local sports venues:
Address: 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: (206) 381-7555
Home of the Seattle Seahawks NFL team and the Seattle Sounders FC MLS teams.
Address: 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: (206) 346-4000
Home of the Seattle Mariners MLB team.
Angel of the Winds Arena
Address: 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 322-2600
Home of the Seattle Storm WNBA team.
Field Trip Transportation Around Seattle
Shofur can book academic groups of all ages a private charter bus rental for field trips in Seattle. Charter buses offer a far more comfortable ride than old, outdated school buses. With climate-controlled cabins, plush seating, and WiFi, students will enjoy their journey to popular field trip spots like the Museum of Flight or the Living Computer Museum. Teachers and chaperones can relax knowing that field trip transportation is in the hands of an experienced, certified driver.
Plan your educational day at one of these popular Emerald City field trip destinations:
Museum of Flight
Address: 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 764-5700
The Museum of Flight has educational exhibits on everything from space exploration to the aviation history of WWI and WWII.
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Address: 2245 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: (206) 342-2020
This unique museum is dedicated to the preservation of working historic computers and programs like the Oregon Trail game, original punch cards used in early computers, and the first self-driving car.
Woodland Park Zoo
Address: 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 548-2500
Students will learn about more than 300 species of animals, including grizzly bears, Malayan tigers, jaguars, and komodo dragons.
Campus Shuttles in Seattle and the Rest of Washington
If you’re planning a trip of prospective students to Seattle’s top universities, we’ll provide the perfect bus option to help you comfortably tour campuses like the University of Washington or Seattle Pacific University. We can also book campus shuttles for current students commuting to class, traveling for club outings, or attending volunteer events.
Plan your group tour with a bus rental to universities in Seattle and throughout Washington:
University of Washington
Address: 1410 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195-5852
Phone: (206) 543-9686
Tours begin at Schmitz Hall.
Seattle Pacific University
Address: 3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 281-2000
Tours begin at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Address: 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 296-6000
Tours begin at Vi Hilbert Hall.
Washington State University
Address: 1815 Wilson Rd, Pullman, WA 99163
Phone: (509) 335-3564
Tours begin at the WSU Welcome Center.
Our Favorite Group-friendly Destinations in Seattle
Need a ride for an upcoming private trip in Seattle? Travel for your next big family vacation or friends’ weekend with a charter bus to eliminate the worry of choosing drivers and navigating unfamiliar roads. Give us your itinerary and we’ll help schedule pickup and drop-off times, always making sure that your driver prepares to arrive early so you won’t ever have to worry about running behind schedule.
If you need an idea of what to add to your group’s itinerary, here are a few of our favorite destinations in Seattle:
Address: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 905-2100
This iconic spire stands at 605 feet and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Seattle. Groups of 15 or more visitors traveling to the needle at the Seattle Center can take advantage of discounted admission.
Charter bus parking tip: Passenger pick up and drop off is available in the roundabout at the needle’s entrance. Charter bus parking can be found at the Seattle Center’s nearby surface lot.
Pike Place Market
Address: 93 Pike St Room 310, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 774-5254
Pike Place Market opened in 1907 and has since become a historic landmark and one of Seattle’s most-visited destinations. The market is home to local food vendors, an arts and crafts market, and the original Starbucks coffee shop.
Charter bus parking tip: The parking garages near Pike Place Market cannot accommodate oversized vehicles like charter bus rentals. You’ll need to organize parking for your bus at a private or public surface lot.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 753-4940
Chihuly Garden and Glass is a permanent exhibition located right near the Space Needle in Downtown Seattle. The exhibition explores the work, inspiration, and influences of Washington-native and famous glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. Group tour options can be booked via email in advance.
Charter bus parking tip: Oversized parking is available at the Seattle Center just a short distance away.
Seattle Bus Rentals Made Easy with Shofur
Organizing a bus rental is easier than ever with Shofur. Our reservation team is available 24 hours a day for your convenience and is always happy to help put together every detail of your group transportation. Call us today at 1-800-426-8719 to secure your private Seattle bus rental for your next trip!
Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Seattle
$110 - $170
$105 - $160